Armed Self-Defense

Title

Armed Self-Defense

Subject

Black Power

Description

This button depicts a red five-pointed star symbolizing Communism and a black silhouette of a gun within a black outline of a gun sight. This image represents the discussion of armed self-defense among some urban Black Nationalist leaders and organizations during the late-1960s and early-1970s. The iconography on this button draws strongly from other third world liberation struggles of the time period.

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. late-1960s or early-1970s

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

unknown, “Armed Self-Defense,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed January 20, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/256.

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